Just because you can build it does not mean that you should

Why didn’t google wave work? In my opinion when technology leads development without a clear consumer need success is much less likely and the developer community are not a great proxy for mass behaviour. Google wave appears to be a victim of this problem.

On the whole most adults don’t want to be part of an ongoing recorded conversation with the ability to work seamlessly on documents together, we are just not that evolved. On the other hand the younger generation can’t get enough of BBM and Whats App which gives them an always on direct line to their friends. So maybe wave just peaked to early.

BBC article

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